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Brutus Beefcake teases HOF induction, talks Hulk Hogan issues, wrestling's popularity, TNA & more

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Putting this here because it's generally the only place (in life) Beefcake gets discussed.




Why 80's and 90's wrestling nostalgia is so strong:

"That was the hay-day of our business. There were so many electrifying guys... The personalities, the stories that were going on. People just fell in love with wrestling. It was a great time! Even Hollywood jumped on board. They wouldn't have anything to do with us in the 60's and 70's! It is a great honor to have been part of that. I'm happy to be alive still because a lot of my compadres aren't. It saddens me horribly to think of all the friends who should be sitting here now. But, I'm happy to be part of it!"

Mentoring younger talent at indie events:

"My mentors were Baron Von Raschke, Verne Gagne, Bobby Duncum, Mr. Wrestling II, Ivan Koloff, Bobo Brazil... Old time. Guys from the 60's and 70's and it made a big difference in my life. It helps for some of these younger guys, up and coming guys, to be able to rub elbows with us... Especially us because we were the privileged few who did it like it has never been done before and never will be done again. "

Why wrestling isn't as popular as it once was:

Brutus says part of it is the personalities and part of it is the stories. "We kept it simple - Good guy versus bad guy. Not 5,000 side stories and variables. It gets lost in translation. That was the beauty of our era... We kept it simple. We made it believable. We worked our butts off out there night after night..... The amount of professionalism our business demanded!"

The word "fake" and pro wrestling:

Brutus says he was talking to people earlier today who asked about a match he had with Rick Rude and they said "it had to be fake." Brutus says, "Fake isn't a good word because it is not the way it is. Yeah, I'm hitting him. I'm hitting him! But, I'm not trying to break his nose. He full well knows he's got someone out there hitting him. But, we've got to wrestle tomorrow night too. I'm going to take care of him and make sure he's OK because if I can't wrestle him tomorrow night, I'm out of a job."

Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling and its cast:

Brutus says it was difficult to train people who never wrestled or really ever wanted to. But, rewarding to see how some of them did come along. He has high praise for Todd Bridges but calls Danny Bonaduce an "arrogant prick." He does say that it was fun to be a part of and even throws a little love Bonaduce's way saying he did greatly improve by the end of the run.

A possible WWE Hall of Fame nomination:

"I'm confident it will happen. I am in various Hall of Fames around the world. It is always nice to be appreciated for my accomplishments. As for the WWE Hall of Fame? I'm confident it will happen... In fact, sooner rather than later. I don't want to give anything away but I think there are some things in the works."

Hulk Hogan and if he can emerge from his recent "incoming" of bad press:

"Absolutely! I don't know about unscathed but Hulk is a survivor.. He is an innovator! He is the leader of the pack! He was miles... Lets just f***ing tell the truth, he was light-years ahead of people! He took Vince McMahon's company from below the ground floor at the Lincoln Hotel in Boston where they were all having dinner to Olar, the planet from the Avengers movie. They say one good deed can't off-set one bad deed. But, one million? A zillion good deeds? He's a guy I've known all my life. Everybody makes mistakes. The Lord says forgive and forget. Turn the other cheek. Move on! Forgiveness! To forgive is divine. People need to understand he's not perfect. He's had tough times in his lifetime... He's human too. Everyone thought he was super-human. Well, Hulk Hogan was human for a minute and did some stupid stuff... Nothing we all haven't done. If you haven't done anything wrong, here's a stone. I don't know who else is going to have a stone!"

Why he never worked for TNA, especially during the Hulk Hogan era:
"I was there several times. I spoke to Dixie about bringing me in. In the end, I don't care. They needed me a lot more than I needed them. They needed my credibility which is unquestioned."
http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe...n_Issues_Wrestling_s_Popularity_TNA_More.html


If anybody questions why I dislike Beefcake so much, his comments on the HOF, Hogan and TNA should explain it. Typical self-aggrandizing bullshit.

There's nothing in the works on him getting in the HOF (if they haven't given you a royalty check in 21 years, as you claimed in a shoot interview, what makes you think they care enough about you to put you in the HOF?).


His comments about Hogan, about people "moving on", pretty sure he should've taken his own advice instead of making all those nasty comments about Warrior after he died.

And as far as TNA needing him for his credibility, that has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. This guy's a fucking joke.
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Whether Beefcake makes it to the HOF is Vince's call. He was extremely popular back in the 80's. His career reminds me of those fish you always see attached to a shark. They are called remora fish and Beefcake is a human example of one, the way he grafted himself onto Hogan.
 

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Is he legit living in his own bubble and actually believes his hype ? Or does he know the heat stance he gets from the fans and is just saying that as a jab to poke fun at them and trolling them ? If it's the first then I really think the guy should see someone and routinely check in with a mental therapist, I'm not even kidding

"I was there several times. I spoke to Dixie about bringing me in. In the end, I don't care. They needed me a lot more than I needed them. They needed my credibility which is unquestioned."
 

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"I was there several times. I spoke to Dixie about bringing me in. In the end, I don't care. They needed me a lot more than I needed them. They needed my credibility which is unquestioned."
If by that he means, Hogan, his BFF wanted him there, sure. Otherwise, guys fucking delusional. No company needed The Booty Man's credibility in the 2010s.
 

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"They needed my credibility which is unquestioned."

This quote reminded me of when I was in college and everyday we would see this guy working the toll booth at the train station who looked exactly like a down on his luck Brutus Beefcake.
One day the guy got arrested for causing a terrorism scare because people mistook the pile of cocaine he had left out in the open in his booth for anthrax.
They said his name on the news that night and it really was Brutus Beefcake!

Unquestioned credibility my ass!
 

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I guess if Hogan comes back he could get in. No way he gets in without Hogan though. It's laughable that he even teases such a thing.
 

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I agree with most of the comments even if I do not have the hate for Beefcake as others do. I started seeing him at the end of his run in the Dream Team with Hammer and I liked him back then. Was sad when his career got derailed by the parasailing accident. As he got older I liked him less and he sure did get full of himself and had a nice ride on the Hogan gravy train.
 
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